Racing Commission

Introduction to the Racing Commission

The Northern Territory (NT) Racing Commission is established under the Racing and Betting Act 1983.

Under section 3A, the objects of the Act are to:

  • promote probity and integrity in racing and betting in the Territory
  • maintain the probity and integrity of persons engaged in racing and betting in the Territory
  • promote fairness, integrity and efficiency in the operations of persons engaged in racing and betting in the Territory
  • reduce any adverse social impact of betting.

The commission also conducts investigations into the operation of bookmakers and deals with disputes.

If you are unhappy with a bookmaker, go to the NT Government website to make a complaint.

Powers and functions

The commission's powers and functions are set out under sections 17 and 18 of the Act.

The commission conducts investigations into the operation of bookmakers and deals with disputes between punters and bookmakers.

Members

The commission is comprised of a person appointed by the Minister for Racing, Gaming and Licensing to be chairperson and 4 to 5 members.

Members are selected for their knowledge and experience of the racing industry in the Territory.

The members are:

  • Alastair Shields (Chairperson)
  • Cindy Bravos
  • Amy Corcoran
  • James Pratt
  • Kristopher Evans
  • Susan Kirkman.

Meeting dates

Below are the remaining commission 2022 meeting dates:

  • Thursday 6 October 2022
  • Thursday 3 November 2022
  • Thursday 1 December 2022.

Below are the commission 2023 meeting dates:

  • Thursday 2 February 2023
  • Thursday 2 March 2023
  • Thursday 6 April 2023
  • Thursday 4 May 2023
  • Thursday 1 June 2023
  • Thursday 6 July 2023
  • Thursday 3 August 2023
  • Thursday 7 September 2023
  • Thursday 5 October 2023
  • Thursday 2 November 2023
  • Thursday 7 December 2023

Note: The close off period for matters to be tabled is 2 weeks before the meeting date. Notification of decisions are subject to settlement of the meeting minutes. Notifications should be available one week after the scheduled date.

Contact

Northern Territory Racing Commission
Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade
Level 3, NAB Building
71 Smith Street
Darwin NT 0800

PO Box 1154
Darwin NT 0801

Phone: 08 8999 1800
racing.commission@nt.gov.au

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Last updated: 30 September 2022

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